Pals with Paws
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to good homes.
Cat: Jasper is a handsome, orange and white, neutered male, 5 years old, and is declawed. His owners turned him in to the shelter when they found out they were expecting a baby. He is free to adopt since he’s already been neutered.
Pups: These two siblings are all that’s left of their litter that was turned in to the shelter. They are 7-week-old, retriever mixes; one is a male and one is a female. Both are full of energy and would make a perfect addition to anyone’s household.
From rescued animals to those abandoned by owners who couldn’t afford them, and all others in between, the Animal Shelter has them all.
Adoption fees are $70, a downpayment for spay/neuter costs. The voucher can be used at any veterinarian’s office.
Before adopting any animal, a person must agree to take the pet to a veterinarian for an exam and spaying/neutering. If the animal isn’t already vaccinated for rabies, the person must agree to begin shots within three business days.
Rabies shots can be given as soon as the pet turns 4 months old.
The animal shelter isn’t equipped with a medical facility, and cannot administer any procedures or treatment.
A worker at the shelter will go over all information and gladly answer all questions from those adopting pets.
Want to view animals at the shelter? Kennel hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-4:15 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon, and Saturdays from 8-11:30 a.m.
To learn more about adopting a pet, call the shelter at 704-216-7768, or visit the shelter at 1465 Julian Road, Salisbury. You can also visit the shelter’s Web site at www.co.rowan.nc .us/animalshelter/.
Photos by Fran Pepper